Reactive Neuromuscular Training RNT

I was first introduced to the concept of reactive neuromuscular training RNT when completing my FMS and SFMA certifications with the Functional Movement Systems.  The idea being that if we look to exaggerate ones dysfunction or movement error, the body’s natural response will be to correct this.  In the image below you will see an example of this with the squat.  We have one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients who expresses a tendency to shift their hips to the right through the squat.  By placing the band around the hips with a pulling tension to the right (encouraging hip movement to the right), one will look to correct this and reduce the weight shift to the right.  This principle can be applied in almost any situation and you will determine quickly if it is going to be a positive strategy for the client.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

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Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.  

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.